Plastisol

Plastisol is a dispersion of fine high molecular weight polyvinyl chloride (PVC) synthetic resin suspended in a non-volatile liquid plasticizer system that is cured by heat to form a solid end product. Additional materials are added to this liquid mixture to achieve varying final properties.

Plastisol undergoes a phase change in the presence of heat (~350°F) to change from a liquid to a gel and finally to a solid as it cools. Softer varieties of plastisol are considered “hot melt” or remeltable due to the level of plasticizer. Harder plastisols (>Shore A35) cannot be remelted.

Plastisol is a very versatile material with uses in a wide range of industrial and commercial applications.


Common End Products and Markets

Grips & Handles
Belting
Fishing Lures
Traffic Cones
Custom Medical Devices
Nasal Aspirator
Food Props
Ear Plugs
Floor Mats
Hand Tools
Military
Recreational
Textile/Fabrics
Novelty/Toy
Aftermarket Automotive Parts
Boat Bumpers
Coating (Racks, Pipes)
Construction
Dolls
Electroplating Racks

Methods of Use

Dip Molding

Common for grips, bellows, plugs and caps, tool handles, protective coating

Rotocasting

Common for dolls, buoy and boat bumpers

Slush Casting

Common for car dashboards, special effects prosthetics and masks

Roller Coating

Common for conveyor belts and carpet backing

Laminating

Common for adhesion between two substrates

Customizable Properties

Color

(Custom Color Matching | Opaque, Clear, Translucent, Glow in the Dark, Flourescent, Glitter, and more)

Durometer

(Shore A5 - D90)

Viscosity

Tensile & Tear Strength

Texture/Finish

(Gloss, Matte, Satin, Foam)

Resistance Properties

(Chemical, Mildew, Dielectric, Anti-Static)

Density

Adhesion Properties

Phthalate-Free Options

Fragrance

Other Customizable Options